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Comment Re:Only remove it for California (Score 1) 218

There are no accented vowels or consonants on my keyboard...

Where does one draw the line? For example:

Rendezvous (meaning to meet up) is a single word in English, but is two words in French.

Ever seen it split into two words? Hyphenated, btw...I certainly haven't. Which one do you think is "right" for English-speakers to use?

The point is that "resume" was adopted from another language and is now a word in the English language. Unaccented on either "e".

Next we will be dropping the "h" in "huge"...

Comment Let's look at how much they are using/making (Score 4, Interesting) 197

44 g/mole

Baking Soda
84 g/mole

40 g/mole

The reaction is CO2 + NaOH => NaHCO3

So 44 g CO2 + 40 g NaOH => 84 g NaHCO3

So to capture 66,000 tons of CO2, you need 10/11*66,000 tons of NaOH (i.e. 60,000 tons) and you get 126,000 tons of soap.

Lets say a family of four uses 1/4 pound of soap per month. This would make enough soap for 100,000,000
people (each month/indefinitely).

Bulk cost of NaOH is $125/ton, so the 60,000 tons of NaOH needed would cost $7,500,000.

Comment Re:Compared to Firefox, Edge is doing great. (Score 5, Insightful) 280

And when someone wakes up to find Windows 10 installed over their Windows 7/8/8.1 setup, doesn't that mean that their previous Firefox/Chrome default has now been changed...against their will? So most of this market share "gain" is really an attack, disruption or theft.

Comment Re:Thunking (Score 1) 146

Two things I'm looking for:

(1) able to run a DOS program full screen. If DOSBox can do it, I don't know how...

(2) able to run some old 16-bit Windows programs on 64-bit Windows. Can DOSBox do this? (I just never thought to try it).

These two things are holding up my move to 64-bit...

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